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first term as president of the united states. the president will be meeting with reporters in the east room of the white house, he's getting ready for that, originally he was scheduled for 10:15, now it's been rescheduled to 11:30. about a half hour from now. there you're seeing a live picture of the white house right now on this monday morning, once again, this will be the president's last formal news conference. in his first term as president, he's sworn in in his second term as president. the president will open his news conference later today we're told with a statement on the debt ceiling and why he has said repeatedly over these past few weeks that he will not negotiate with republicans about raising the debt ceiling, as a result he says he won't negotiate, republicans say that is a bargaining chip that they have to try to cut spending to deal with the nation's deficit. we're watching what's going on at the white house, we'll have the full coverage of the news conference leading into it. we're also watching right now what's happening in newtown, connecticut. one month to the stay
kind of iraq did the united states leave behind after all the sacrifice, the american lives lost, the tens of thousands wounded, the billions of dollars expended. what was american policy toward iraq and what does iraq look like today said it is the question that i sought to address by in the up pretty much covered in the entire scope of the war since a lot of reporting on it. >> host: so a year on our december 2011 what have we achieved in a year on had we still achieved then? >> guest: well, why the time, by december of 2011, they're had been a number of elections in iraq, which is to the good, but iraq hadn't fully become a democracy in the sense that it hadn't been a peaceful transfer of power from the current regime led by maliki to another pamela starr. i think that is a true test of democracy is whether there isn't an election and russia has elections as i served there there's another candidate wins and power is handed over to that candidate. iraq hasn't set that milestone yet. so, what we had in december of 2011 was a relatively stable iraq, a lot of hopes, but i think un
, if this is the case, what does this mean for how we should understand the course of emancipation in the united states and the difference between freedom and slavery. so i inauguration the become that slavery is national, that slave -- communities of runway slaves should be understood as what we call marooned. fugitive slave communities, and that the links between people of african-american descent in the norway state -- northern states and slaves in the southern states are important circuits of communication activity they we should pay more attention too. >> host: what are the primary documents you used to research your book? >> guest: i was using a lot of different things. i was using narrative that were written by a slave who so-call ran away to freedom, and one thing that struck me is that although we tend to think about the mason dixon line or the ohio river as the great divide and once you got to the other side you were so-called free, and i tended to focus on the first half of the narrative, the experience of enslavement in the south. when you got to the other side, a very powerful theme was th
in the united states is not an issue. we will not report. please. trust your san francisco police department. call us. we are here to help. >> commissioner turman: thank you chief for pointing that out. we already had a constitutional law here, i'm not sure that it is hour is the best use. the attorney general did do a law-enforcement bulletin; the issue is whether the local jurisdiction is obligated to use state resources to do a federal detainer; it is specific to the sheriff's department. part of the notion is that it is not the job of from my law enforcement to enforce immigration policy; we are here to keep people safe. we appreciate the chief's passion. and ultimately where people come is not relevant and using this forum is important to underscore that commitment, and i'm glad the chief is clear and unequivocal about that. >> victims are not at risk for deportation. that is abundantly clear from what the chief has said. our next line item is regarding the san francisco police department special victims unit. >> i would like to introduce deputy director, lisa hoffman, wait
it was a year ago when you created this unit and housed them on the premier floor on the hall of justice and we fought for that and without that these people wouldn't be working in unity today and i want to thank the police department and the police commission for that opportunity. >> please call the next portion of line item three please. commissioner chan. okay. >> thank you for that presentation. i appreciate it. and the approach to all of these and looking at in a comprehensive way and the 55 page family violence council 2011 report is really impressiv3 test test >> she will present the district attorney's office on the review of san francisco rates for domestic violence. >> we flipped a coin. have you to be here this evening in front of of these commissions to talk a little bit about our work in the district attorney's office as it relates to domestic violence. as many of you know we have a vertical domestic violence unit as it relates to misdemeanor and felony prosecution. domestic violence notoriously difficult to prosecute requires building meaningful, deep relationship with the
groups located directly in the special victims unit. family can meet with investigators and have access to services in the system as they move forward. with the efforts of kathy black and -- svu has a children's room available which offers a safe environment for children exposed to family violence. child abuse is one of the toughest crimes for investigators. children are among the most vulnerable victims. thankfully there are those like kathy baxter who are constantly fighting for the prevention of child abuse. i believe partnership with outside agencies have allowed us to find justice during this complex investigation. another important component of svu is the -- unit. those members solely on internet crimes against children. the cases are complex and require persistent and dedication to identify and locate perpetrators who possess and distribute child pornography. we are only one of many law enforcement agencies across the region who actively participate in the silicon valley internet crimes against children task force. the investigation resulted in the arrest of fo
tough days over the next several days. >> i want to assure the people of haiti that the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> in the next few days, people are going to be running out of food, out of water, i mean, we need help, urgent. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help they will get back on their feet. >> the people of haiti will recover and rebuild, and as they do, they know they'll have a friend in the united states of america. >> this is the beginning of the flowering of haiti's north across every single economic segment. ♪ >> can i tell you, there's nothing better than, when the academy bus pulled up and the kids started parading off the bus some were tentative and they've never seen anything as magnificent as this. >> it's life changing for the kids to come to a school like this, that has computers, that has this good quality teachers. and get a good education. >> oh! >> nice to meet you. >> again, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> these are our neighbors, these are great kids and we want t
but transfer that to our country of the united states so i know they're going to start those events in washington dc with their celebrations but let us san francisco celebrate -- mayor aleato and our wonderful history here and allow us to do a preliminary launch and so that's what we're attempting to do tonight and celebrate with you this launch of italian culture. it's very meaningful for us to did that year. we have a lot to celebrate. let me just say that painters, scrptdures, poets, musicians, designers, mathematicians, great architects of the italian country have come here to san francisco. we have experienced so much of the italian talent here in san francisco. that's why we wanted to be celebrating here and i am so glad to be joined not only by senator leno and assembly man amaino and david chiu and scott wiener as well. they all want to get in on this great celebration because it's wonderful for our city. i have often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of
days. >> i want to awe sure the people of hatiti that the united state is a friend, a partner and a supporter. >> in the next few days people are going to be running out of food, out of water. we need help because it's urgent. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. >> the people of haiti will recover and rebuild and has the do they know they have a friend in the united states of america. >> this is the beginning of the flowering of haiti's north across every single economic sector. >> the academy bus pulled up for the fooirms the kids paraded and walked up to us they have never seen anything as magnificent as this. >> it is life changing for these children to have an opportunity to come to a school like this that has computers, that has good quality teachers and get a good education. >> nice to meet you. again nice to meet you. >> these are our neighbors. these are great kids. we want them to be the best they can be. ♪ >> young haitians got a chance at a new and better life. a 2010 earthquake
for nearly six months. we spoke about the united states targeting of wikileaks, of his new book. i interviewed julian assange. we began by asking him about the european commission decision that the credit card company be said did not break the european union's antitrust rule by blocking donations to wikileaks. >> the decision is disgraceful, but it is only a preliminary decision. hopefully, they will turn around before the end of the year. the commission had been investigating our plans for 16 months. the normal turnaround time is 14 months. the european parliament last week voted through an article 32, a section on how banks should be reformed, credit card companies performed, in order to start a conditional financial blockade, such as the one being applied. all 47 ministers last year passed a resolution saying these sorts of arbitrary financial blockade on wikileaks should not continue. it is interesting to see what is happening in the political world in europe, on the one hand, the parliament, and on the other hand, the commission. it has been known for a long time, the commissi
could pass into law here in the united states, here in washington, d.c.? >> host: blair levin, you talk two different platforms in your book, "the politics abundance." what are those platforms? >> guest: the basic idea is how do we drive abundance by looking at the areas that absorb a lot of private cap tag -- capital, and they can drive productivity not just in those sector, but throughout the entire economy. and the two we're really focused on are what we call the power platform, the energy grid needs to be redone, and the knowledge platform. we don't -- we need to do some work on the networks of what we call knowledge, which is to say broadband, but it's really about how do we apply it, how do we deliver bandwidth that can really change education, change health care, change all government services so we get faster, cheaper, better? the same kind of phenomenon that we see on our phones and our or networks we want to see if public goods and services like education and health care. >> host: well, as a former executive director of the national broadband plan, mr. levin, how important is
's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function cont
forces, and by following those roles, military personnel have combated unit -- immunity. you killed during combat, it is not murder. you have a community as a combatant. collateral damage is a corollary of that. if you drop a bomb and it kills the bad guy and some guys around them, as long as you applied the principles of laws of war, then those deaths are collateral damage. the cia has a drone program, and that is a civilian agency with civilian contractors that are not part of the military. the laws of war do not apply. they do not have competitive community. collateral damage does not apply absent combative community. i'm not sure where we get the authority to send civilians around the world to commit what i believe is murder. we finally have the catalyst in which -- the kill list -- when president obama campaign in 2008, he talked about a bush had got rid of our values, but i do not recall that president bush had to kill list determining when an american needs to die without trial. i'm hopeful that these will get reexamined in a second term. president obama met the plane carryin
for the president of the united states. hopkins, whether true or not, some say it is not. hawkins timed out or not story for years. he was a gambler, a bettercombo courses and cars, even the time of day. very three times. between his second and third marriages, dated glamorous women. movie stars like pollock gothard, restores the hail, who jumped from her ethics house apart in new york to her death allegedly because she had been jilted by harry hopkins. the former paris editor of the harper's bazaar, who he married on the second floor of the white house in the summer of 1942. he regarded money, his own and other peoples of a thing to be spent as quickly as possible. put people into two categories. talkers and doers. kerry was definitely a doer. "the hopkins touch" the book begins may 10 to 1840, a year and a half before the united states got into the secular world were. it was the day with the germans overran the low countries and hitler's division were masked in the forest and poised to invade a verge and phrases. it was the day and then they can, 1940, when winston churchill became prime
and property. how did the united states rank? here now to break it down is san tr sandra smith from fox business network. the united states dropped to 10 from where it was. we have a full screen where we can show you the top ten countries. hong kong is number wivenlt drop it why? >> you are looking at what was behind the rankings. it was ruled law government and open market. economic freedom declines five straits years in undeveloped countries. only two countries have seen that. a lot of the problem out there has been regulations like the united states. that is number one through our decline. >> analyzing why the u.s. dropped kwef a quote from the editor ambassador terry miller who has no freedom slow down around the world on the lack of u.s. leadership. he goes on to say protectionism has resulted in higher costs and restrictions apply the u.s. still driving the u.s. economy. >> this is a big problem. big problem for driving businesses out of the united states. one of the most shocking things i thought was that europe and that office condition is narrowing the gaps to the united states
the president of the united states. hopkins, whether true or not, some say it's not, hopkins behind out on that story for years. he was a gambler on horses and cars, even the time of day. married three times, between the second and third marriages, he dated glamorous womenhave movie stars like paulette goddard, actress dorothy hale, who actually she jumped from her apartment in new york to her death, allegedly because she had been jilted by harry hopkins. the former paris editor of the harper's bazaar, who he married actually on the second floor of the white house the summer of 1942. he regarded money, his own and other people's as something to be spent as quickly as possible. to put people into two categories. talkers and doers. and harry was definitely a do or. so the hopkins touch, the book, begins on may 10, 1940, and that was a year and half before the united states get into the second world war. it was a day when the germans overran the low countries and hitler's panzer division of tanks were masked in our dense forests, poised to invade luxembourg and france. it was a day that wi
the minor burns is actually the landlord of this five unit apartment complex. the flames broke out inside his unit which is the frontout where we are standing. you can see here firefighters had to pull quite a bit of charred debris outside of his place this morning as they were battling the flames. captain told ktvu this fire was burning through the attic mostly. the call came in after midnight. berkeley fire crews responded to hack ton street. when firefighters got here they found a man that had been hurt trying to put out the flames inside the apartment using a hose. as fire burned through this place neighbors heard him screaming for help. he was transported to the hospital. >> there was smoke coming out of the attic. there was one person transported to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation. >> reporter: the captain told ktvu this fire doesn't appear to be suspicious but there will be a full investigation to figure out how it started. a neighbor out here says the man that was hurt in the fire has lived here in this apartment for decades. but because of the heavy damage to h
of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> brown: congress has until march to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default. most republicans have insisted that with the government facing another trillion dollar deficit this year, any increase in borrowing authority must be tied to cuts in spending. the president flatly disagreed. >> i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. >> brown: the 2011 stand-off between the president and republicans over the debt ceiling led the nation to the bryning of national default. standard and poors even lowered its rating on u.s. government bonds. today, president obama said any repeat performance would be, quote, irresponsib
this in a one-three month time when. why should we do that? where the united states of america. we cannot manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills and provide certainty in terms of how we pay our bills? look. i do not think anyone would consider my position on reasonable. major, i am happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits. i'm not going to have a monthly or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills. that in and of itself does severe damage. even the threat of default hurts our economy. it hurts our economy as we speak. if we want to have a conversation about how to reduce our deficit, let's do it. we have been having that for the last two years. we just had an entire campaign about it. the american people agreed with me that we should reduce our deficits in a balanced way that takes into account the need to grow this economy and put people back to work. despite that conversation and despite the election results, the position that has been taken on the part of house republicans is that we have to do it our way. if we don't, we simpl
the floor of the united nations. the united nations charter does not allow any country to use on authorized military action. we have to be very careful about the precedents that we are creating. >> are you saying that drug strikes are illegal? >> this is not the first time i am saying to us. they are illegal and unlawful. we are enaging in a deep dialogue with the united states. we share teh view that they start seeing it as a counterproductive tool in the long run. >> sometimes there referred to as good taliban and bad taliban. it is okay for the americans to be targeting some and not others. >> they have called in the ambassador. what you might be calling quiet is quiet diplomacy happening in the background. today, the relations are at a much better spot. there is absolutely no question of pakistan finding these to be -- you ask about good taliban and bad taliban. any insurgent group which uses violence as a means to prove its power is harmful to the national interest of pakistan. any group that uses violence is counter to our interest. >> you are watching "bbc world news america." as the
you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. >> going to the next agenda item, are there any communications? >> the first is a communication from the director of the department of elections or to certifying the official election of the order supervisors. districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. and have been declared elected to that office. supervisor: mar, chiu, breed, campos, avalos. the second communication is a communication from the controller renewing the certification of the bond for the newly elected in the elected members of the board of supervisors. >> we will now proceed to the oath of office. >> i would like to welcome and introduce the honorable cynthia ming-mei lee, presiding judge, supuerior court of california. who will administer the oath of office to the following individuals: david campos eric mar john avaols myself mornam yee london breed. >> judge lee: good to be here. please come forward. wo
the ability to stand by them. what is the roster of portis that the united states had to focus on, a particular at the time of the global economic crisis when you have the middle east crisis, you had rising problems with north korea. that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand to be all things to all people. you need to figure out how, given the limitations to have, you can matter and roll from those into the next issues. that is a realistic assessment, of a power that would even on the neo conservative side would also think that the part of the role of the united states is to go into the interior of these countries and try to redesign them so they are less of a threat to the united states and become more responsible contributors to the international system. when you have limited power, it makes someone like chuck hagel very skeptical of the ability of the united states to do that. that is a legitimate debate. but definitely when chuck hagel and jack reed traveled with president obama when he was running for office, i think this was part of their discussion. ho
. there waiting for the united nations security council meeting and the outcome of that. al-jazeera has spoken to a nigerian military commanders told us they have to wait embassy about the logistics. nigeria would send about 600 soldiers into northern mali, but they said, where they going to sleep? he was born to pay for them? until the questions are answered, then we will see the troops on the ground. interestingly, of these troops are not as popular as the french. people here want to see any operation into northern mali led by their own military. >> thank you for that report. witnesses say eight somali civilians were killed during a failed hostage rescue attempt. the french commander was trying to save a member killed along with another soldier. they captured a third man and said that he has now died of his wounds. activists in serious a government air strikes have killed eight children in damascus. this video apparently shows them in the district doctorate was attacked. by women were killed and many others remain trapped. joining us now from beirut, what can you tell us about the attack? >>
.5 million square feet of mixed use development and unto a thousand unit of residential and up to one .7 million square feet of commercial office space with ground floor retail and approximately 2800 to 3,000 parking spaces with over 8pm acres of parking space and the proposed plan to to be flexible and this is a phase development that will happen as early as 20 scene, 207 in the initial phase and it's hard to tell now what the right mix of office vs. residential is so the zone something proposed to be flexible to respond to different market conditions. this china basin park proposals is one of the reasons why the giants the sea well lot 337 llc., proposal is receiving such positive tension it's because of the attention they have given to the design of this water front open space. it would be 5-acres the costs are high. we are looking at entirely newue tillity infrastructure new streets, sidewalks sidewalks and park locate and is improvements to pier 48 currently estimates at over $2 million in current $2,012 and this infrastructure is really needed to unlock the value of this site fo
allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . >> thank you. >>> thank you.. >> sorry all right commissioners i believe the item has been called so good afternoon thank you for your time today and you good afternoon to awful you in the audience, you are one popular guy because i see a lot of great people here today if you all get up and leave after bob we are all going to have our feelings hurt so i know you all want to stay for the next couple hours at least for my executive report which i was smart enough to put bob last you all are in for a freight today. i have a lot to talk about and the first thing i'm to talk about is the taxi service you recall that at our meeting of september 11th and you remember the approved the port executing contract two vendors and title and marine group and san francisco water and taxi company and we have had a lot of passengers moving by water taxi and so i thought you will like to know that. and so remember the great weak of fleet
an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, the eagle is holding arrows to show that the united states understands if you will be effective and successful in seeking peace, you must be strong. let me expand. because it only only peace but a better kind. the elimination of poverty, better lives all over the world for ourselves and other people. the arrows don't just stand for military strength but capability, they stand for the idea that the underwill try to recruit the best and most capable to apply themselves to those grand objectives. as i studied the life of christopher stevens, he embodied that and sought the grand objectives that our dwok si stands for. we gather to mourn his loss and demonstrate to his family how much we understand their grief. we also gather to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. i picked out of my closet a tie. says on it democracy is not a spectator sport. christopher stevens was a participant. a full, strong, effective participant in his beloved demo
partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i spent almost my entire career in middle east and africa. one of the things that impressed me were people old enough to have lived and traveled in the united states when we had closer relations. those days are back. we had 1,700 libyans apply for fullbright grants to study in the united states th
breaking out around midnight at one of the units at the building on 2300 block of acton streets. residents had smoke inhalation and burns to the arms. none of the other four units was damaged. no word on what caused the fire. >>> let's check the roads. >> liz, take it away on a monday. >> a lot of folks going back to work after the weekend and so far no major incidents out there. we were watching a couple different things. we had a stalled-out truck for a while. that's out of lanes. you get nothing out there now that could really cause you to slow down, nothing blocking any main lines of any roadway so this is a live look at the san mateo bridge. both directions at the limit. similar story at the bay bridge. we're checking to see when they turn those metering lights on. this is usually what it looks like before they do. you can see the middle lanes get by fine. the outer cash lanes are stacking up pushing towards the end of the parking lot so no metering lights just yet. elsewhere all the approaches to the bay bridge so far pretty good. t
international backing. so far as united states has offered to send drones and european countries are offering transport and logistics support. the french government says they are a threat to security in his country and the region peaky france is at war against terrorism, wherever it is. to maintain the security and the security of mali as well, a friend state./ terrorism is our essential goal. the wheel skirts that threatens us and our neighbors. mali really is not very far from france. >> dozens of people have been lining up to give blood and money. they went to support the troops and others in the fighting. this now from bako. >-- bamajo. >> people have gathered to donate blood. they're calling to support the country's forces anyway they can. >> we are ready to respond to any request. if they call us to fight, we are ready to die. >> others donated money and fought in the military. government officials in bamako have called this a welcome shift. there is a sense of guarded optimism among people here that the old coalition might once again unite in mali. >> i -- i am very happy with the fren
burns. most of this fire was actually in the attic of this front unit. we're showing you right now. as you can also see, there was heavy damage inside the apartment itself. a lot of these burned items, including furniture that were pulled out by firefighters early this morning. it was just about midnight when crews responded to this fire on acton street near bancroft way. firefighters found a man who had been hurt trying to put out the flames inside his apartment. neighbors say he was using a hose at the time. he was transported to the hospital. he also suffered from smoke inhalation as well. the man who was injured is the landlord of this five-unit complex. as fire burned through his place, people heard him screaming for help. >> i heard popping sounds and then i heard him yelling call 911. so that's what i did. >> reporter: a captain out here on scene told ktvu at this point the fire does not appear suspicious but will do a full investigation to get a better sense of what started it. a neighbor tells us the man injured in the fire has lived here for decades but at this point beca
month, a special unit of the los angeles police department mounts raids looking for pirates, movie pirates. the business of pirating movies has exploded, and it's costing hollywood billions. virtually every new movie that comes out winds up being pirated on the internet. [ticking] >> i have been asking to see those books. like, this week, okay, is your deadline. >> anna wintour is involved in every detail of vogue: the clothes... >> i like the stripe. >> editing the pictures and articles. >> can i see meredith, please? >> she's decisive, impatient, and there's a look that says, "i'm the boss, and you're boring." [ticking] >> decades after their demise, some departed stars draw more income than they ever made while they were drawing breath, and there is a growing legion of agents and managers willing to represent them. >> we're a business agent for about 250 entertainment, sports, music, and historical clients, but most of those are deceased. >> dead. >> dead. >> they're working stiffs. >> i guess you could say that. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. for many people
the history of smith & wesson, one of the largest gun manufacturers, handgun manufacturers in the united states that occurred in the 18 eighties in which with d.b. wesson, one of the founding partners of smith & wesson heard a story that the smith & wesson revolver was used by a child, when the child of the revolver to injure somebody. d.b. wesson found that unacceptable, so he told his son, joe wesson to design a child proof gun and the gun you see on the screen is the gun that joe wesson designed. if you look where the red arrow is, that is what is called the grip safety with. it is on the rearmost part of the gun that would have to be depressed by this area of your hand. my physician friends have taught me that is the eminence of the hand which i at first felt would be a middle eastern ruler. [laughter] but what this what fleshey part but have to push down the middle lever in order for the trigger to be told, and what smith & wesson called and said in this marketing material went to the smithsonian institute and we found their marketing materials from the 18 eighties they said and thi
for the first tour of the united states for the royals she found herself sitting next to paul mccartney. of course, she did. [laughter] the most remarkable thing is she was not just a witness to history she lived in extraordinary life and those are taking place over the sentry born in england the little girls were expected to grow up to be a wife and mother but nothing else. but things change and she changed. i hope the book will contribute to younger women's understandings of what their mothers and grandmothers went through and not to take for granted all that they have. she earned all the time to have a life of her own. that was about having her own unique identity not just as someone's mother or wife for as much as she enjoyed being a mother or also mrs. richard helms. she was more than that. that was important said every human being once their own identity. we will begin with their service in world war ii. growing up on the southeast coast of england and for the millennium that part had been invaded by vikings. the people of that area were acutely aware of the nazi threat because it
be doing that? this is the united states of america, major. we can't manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills and we provide some certainty in terms of how we pay our bills? look, i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. i have -- [ inaudible question ] >> major, i am happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits. i'm not going to have a monthly or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills. because that in and of itself does severe damage. even the threat of default hurts our economy. it's hurting our economy as we speak. we shouldn't be having that debate. if we want to have a conversation about how to reduce our deficit, let's have that. we've been having that for the last two years. we just had an entire campaign about it. and by the way, the american people agreed with me. that we should reduce our deficits in a balanced way that also takes into account the need for us to grow this economy and put people back to work. and despite that conversation and despite the election results, the position tha
village mobile home park. firefighters found one unit fully involved in flames. the man inside got out safely. the unit was destroyed. >> complaints of eye and throat irritation brought out san jose's hazmat crew to the hilton hotel. 13 guests and staff members were treated. the problem was on the hotel's 18th floor. the odor went away on its own. >> still to come on abc7 news at 6:00, an outage at a very bad time. the bay area senior center that has been without hot water for days. >> a popular piece pizza place hit with major fine. >> the oscar battle >>> a popular pete a restaurant in san francisco has been hit for a fine with knopp compliance with the universal health law. paxti's chicago pizza will pay $320,000 in a settlement. the money provide health care benefits for their current and former employees. the city puts a 4% surcharge on customers checks. the restaurant did not use the money collected for its stated purpose. >> president barack obama will be sworn into his second term in office a week from tomorrow. he is wasting no time working on big legislation which could defin
certain countries, the desperately poor and people who could most use coming to the united states have a hard time coming in. immigration is easy for people like me. if you have a ph.d. and are highly educated, you get job offers from prestigious places, it is easy for you to move. australia has a system. if you have an mba, you get 100 points and can move to australia. libertarians think where you live is something like an accident of birth it has a major effect on your life prospect. because you are born on one side of the border, you will be desperately poor. the same person born on the other side of the border will have a rich life. they are otherwise identical. it is very inefficient. economists try to estimate what are the effects of restrictive immigration. they tend to view that that is the most inefficient policy we have. when they try to estimate the dead weight losses, they think it is 50% to 100%. 100% is the average. >> dead weight loss? >> it is a technical thing. if you draw a supply and demand curve. what is the lost wealth, the wealth not created because we had a bad p
which is 120 units supportive housing project by bridge and community [pao-erpb/]ships. it's a partnership with the mayor's office of housing and the redevelopment successor agency and we're very proud of that project because it's our first affordable physically supportive housing project that is under construction. blocks 6 and 7 the redevelopment successor agency developed 409 market-rate and 150 affordable housing units and they are currently finalizing negotiations on the development agreement with that developer and block 9 the redevelopment agency received three proposals for 550 units with 20% affordable and at the appropriate time i will come back to the board with the results of the bids. with respect to our current costs and schedule status as of november, 20 12 total for phase 1 is $1.6 billion. you can see what has been awarded to-date, committed and incurred through november, 2012. i should note an additional $75 million of contingency is included in the detail lines above. our schedule, we're still on schedule to commence bus operations towards the latter end
it was announced that this was the tallest, largest tree of hope in the united states, if not in the world, i also wanted to say my very first thought was san francisco has always the biggest hearts in the world, thanks to all of you. thank you, donna, for your wonderful mc work here every year. and your beautiful presence. jeff carter, thank you very much, congratulations and thank you on behalf of everyone in the city, we are so proud of your work. karin that i have known for 30 years, thank you for you and all of the volunteers from the rainbow fund to put this together to place all of these 10,000 ornaments on the tree to give us the kind of attention that we would like not just because we have a great tree or city hall, but because we do always want to show our hearts first, especially during these holiday season. i know that is why, all of you are here tonight. and i want to also give a shout out to isabel iunda, thank you very much for being here, isabel. and linda mahara, thank you for your wonderful presentation, you know the stories that linda tells every year that updates us. these are
of the house exceeds their income, and they're in the top 10% of income in the united states. that mean housing is no longer accessible to the middle class, and when the middle class can't buy house, the middle class has we have known it since 1950 ceases to exist. so that's part two of the book. programs that don't work, programs that do work, and the intellectual challenge, which took the alongest period to get my head around was, if you know that these programs don't work and you have a good fix on why, and you know these programs do work and you have a good fix on why, are you capable of developing a social program or blueprint for a program that would work? and that opportunity out to be quite tricky. you would like to help children. you would like to deal with social disadvantage of children. and the road block is it it not in the political times, whether you're right or left of center or on the center. our government is not about to help children by directing significant social resources to their parents. so, one of the reasons most of our social programs fail is we give so little to the
with the president of the united states and congress to act. and, in fact, i joined over 750 other mayors across this country, using social media and the technology that's available to us today to signal a demand to our congress that we really need a plan and a plan and an action to follow that, to ban these assault weapons and to make sure that we do everything we can to create a higher level of safety throughout the country. assault weapons and the types of things that we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil really have no place, in the home or in the schools or in our streets. and, so, with that we ask ourselves what we can do locally. i also want to recognize the three state senators, senator de leon, state senator leland yee and state senator ted gains, all three of which are sponsoring some five different pieces of state legislation aimed at banning assault weapons and munitions, getting higher levels of background checks and registries, and also i think senator gains is attempting to also make sure that those that have backgrounds of mental health challenges ar
the load in this. the next one is in the adult probation department the domestic violence unit has been able to track for people prosecuted for domestic violence but the child abuse cases went to the general population of probation. there was no unit to track those convicted of child abuse, so we made a recommendation that the adult probation department create a unit and a supervisor who would look at the people who have been charged with child abuse, felony child abuse and monitor those probationers so we're pleased to tell you this year we have a unit in place. we have ramona massy in the department who is over that department and wendy still from the adult probation department has been a strong advocate of these programs so we are thrilled to have that in place, and one of the things i honestly i would never see and be able to tell you in the penal code there is a section for the batter's intervention program and people charged with domestic violence. the same almost penal code called for child abuse 52 week program and never existed and only one county in california doing it and th
standards for private construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when the project was at a stand still for a number of reasons, largely due to budget issues. and at the time we were asked to consider an alternative design using concrete rather than the scheme that was potentially planned for previous to that, which was a steel frame structure that used hydraulic dampers to control seismic motion. >> so, i met with my team. we worked hard. we came up with a great idea. let's take out the heavy steel structure, let's put in an innovative vertical post tension concrete structure, great idea. we did that. a lot of other things. and we came
phone estimates. this company by 5 million units due to the 30% production cut already being reported in asia. the company reporting sales of 45 million iphones for the december quarter, issuing a report today saying hold fast, hold steady, they are not changing their reports, expecting the december quarter to be strong and the march quarter to be weak. the stock according to ubs, quote, appears to be in a battle between peak growth and margins and a low valuation. the company still expects a strong earnings report, seeing limited down side and still maintains its $700 price target on the shares. again, that may be the reason we're seeing a little bit of a dip, but not a much bigger reaction on wall street today. most of the street sort of folding that in already. according to ubs. guys? connell: thanks. let's go to a chief investment strategist at raymond james who is with us now from st. petersburg florida. one of the things if you look at the stock chart, is that over and over here it continues to find support around the $500 level. it is at 506 and change today. what do you make of that?
for the united states not doing anything. that is what the future of the foreign policy will look like. >> some say the french president rushed the military operation to get ahead of the u.n. backed multilateral plan to deal with rebels in mali. whatever the timing, this mission with the u.s. on board in some capacity is underway. bret? >> bret: greg palkot if london. thank you. the state of the u.s. military is very much in flux tonight. the pentagon is staring at the very real possibility of severe budget cuts, as part of the looming sequestration. national security correspondent jennifer griffin on what that could mean. >> at the end of every war, the u.s. cut the military. in two years, the u.s. will go from 66,000 american troops in afghanistan to as few as 3,000. cost savings of $75 billion a year according to military experts. if the pentagon escapes the deep, immediate cut of sequestration, most agree that large defense cuts are looming. the man overseeing the cut is confirmed, defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. in august of 2011, hagel said the defense departmented was bloated, add
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